365 Drawings 365 Dessins Week 23

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A project with / Un projet de Tineke Bruijnzeels and Cally Trench

Week 23 Guest artist / artiste invitée: Joan Skelton Smith

Drawing by Tineke Bruijnzeels

Drawing by Tineke Bruijnzeels

Drawing by Tineke Bruijnzeels

Tineke Bruijnzeels

Colours of the Lake early morning (between 7:45 and 8:00).

Les couleurs du Lac tôt le matin (entre 7:45 et 8:00).

Drawings of 9/1/14, 10/1/14 and 11/1/14
Oil pastel on card / Pastels gras sur carton

Drawing by Cally Trench

Drawing by Cally Trench

Drawing by Cally Trench

Cally Trench

My left hand

Drawings of 9/1/14, 11/1/14 and 12/1/14
Ink on ivory-coloured paper

Drawing by Joan Skelton Smith

Drawing by Joan Skelton Smith

Drawing by Joan Skelton Smith

Joan Skelton Smith

In the months between receiving Cally and Tineke's invitation to participate in their joint drawing project and my assigned week, I spent a lot of time wondering about an appropriate 'subject/topic/theme/question'. I chose the second week of January, thinking this would be a quiet time after the madness of the holidays, a time that I could devote myself to some quiet observation. With the start of a new year it seemed appropriate to focus on the intimate and introspective so I started making drawings of two subjects, my unmade bed and myself; I continued with both during the week but decided that the self-portrait drawings were the more successful of the two projects. Surprisingly, it seemed that my unmade bed looked much the same every morning whereas my appearance, mood and the feel of the self portraits themselves seemed to change quite dramatically. Francesco Clemente said 'There are reflections from mirrors ... time goes by and we don't see, and then once in a while we get a glimpse.'

Drawings of 7/1/14, 9/1/14 and 12/1/14

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